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Reliance Jio's New International Roaming Plans Vs Airtel and Vi

 

The summer of 2023 has seen a remarkable resurgence in international travel, marking a significant rebound from the downturn caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic over the last two years. As travellers venture out again, telecommunication operators are taking note of the growing demand and rolling out new international roaming plans to cater to their customers' needs. Among these operators, Reliance Jio has introduced a series of international roaming plans that offer various benefits for travellers. Let's take a closer look at how these plans stack up against the offerings from Airtel and Vi.

 

 

Reliance Jio International Roaming Plans:

 

  1. Rs 121 IR Wi-Fi Calling IR Plan: This plan provides 100 minutes of incoming and outgoing calls with Wi-Fi calling and is valid for 2 days.

 

  1. Rs 499 Travel Pass IR Plan: With a one-day validity, this plan includes 100 minutes of voice calling, 100 SMS, and 250MB of data. Incoming calls are free with the Wi-Fi calling option enabled.

 

  1. Rs 521 IR Wi-Fi Calling IR Plan: Offering 500 minutes of incoming and outgoing calls with Wi-Fi calling, this plan is valid for 10 days.

 

  1. Rs 999 Data Only IR Plan: Designed for data-heavy users, this plan comes with 1GB of data, valid for 7 days, with unlimited data at 64 kbps after the data quota. Wi-Fi calling is included.

 

  1. Rs 1,102 and Rs 1,101 Global Plans: Both plans come with a usage value of around Rs 933 and offer 28 days of validity with 5 free SMS. The Rs 1,102 plan includes Wi-Fi calling, making it a preferable choice for those who need this feature.

 

  1. Rs 1,499 Roam More IR Plan: Valid for 14 days, this plan offers 150 minutes

  of outgoing and incoming voice calls, 1GB of high-speed data, and 100 free SMS.

 

  1. Rs 2,499 Data Only IR Plan: Suitable for travelers who require more data, this plan provides 5GB of data with a 7-day validity and unlimited data at 64 kbps post the data quota. Wi-Fi calling is also included.

 

  1. Rs 2,999 Roam More IR Plan: With 30 days of validity, this plan offers 250 minutes of outgoing calls, free incoming calls with Wi-Fi calling, 4G high-speed data, and 100 SMS.

 

  1. Rs 4,499 Data Only IR Plan: Offering 8GB of data and valid for 14 days, this plan also includes unlimited data at 64 kbps after the data quota is used up, along with Wi-Fi calling.

 

  1. Rs 4,999 Travel Pass IR Plan: With 30 days of validity, this plan offers 1,500 minutes of outgoing voice calling, 5GB high-speed data, and free incoming calls with Wi-Fi calling.

 

  1. Rs 5,899 Data Only IR Plan: Designed for heavy data users, this plan provides 10GB of data with a validity of 21 days. Users get unlimited data at 64 kbps after the data quota, and Wi-Fi calling is included.

 

  1. Rs 5,999 Roam More IR Plan: For extended travel, this plan offers 400 minutes of outgoing calls, free incoming with Wi-Fi calling, 6GB data, and 500 SMS.

 

 

Airtel International Roaming Plans:

 

  1. Rs 649 IR Plan: Valid for one day, this plan comes with 500MB of data, unlimited data at reduced speed after the limit, 10 SMS, and 100 calling minutes.

 

  1. Rs 755 IR Plan: This data-only plan offers 1GB of data for 5 days.

 

  1. Rs 756 IR Plan: Valid for 5 days, this plan offers 100 calling minutes.

 

  1. Rs 899 IR Plan: With a validity of 10 days, this plan provides 20 SMS, 1GB of data, and 100 minutes of calling.

 

  1. Rs 2,997 IR Plan: Designed for long-term travelers, this plan has 365 days of validity and includes 2GB of data, 100 minutes of calling, and 20 SMS.

 

  1. Rs 2,998 IR Plan: Valid for 30 days, this plan offers 200 calling minutes, 5GB of data, and 20 free SMS.

 

Vodafone-Idea (VI) International Roaming Plans:

 

  1. Rs 695 IR Plan: This one-day validity plan includes 120 minutes of outgoing calls, unlimited incoming calls, and 1GB of data. Post the data quota, users are charged Rs 1 per MB.

 

  1. Rs 755 IR Plan: Offering a 5-day validity, this plan provides 1GB of data. Both incoming and outgoing calls are charged at Rs 10 per minute, and SMS is charged at Rs 15 per SMS.

 

  1. Rs 1,495 IR Plan: With 14 days of validity, this plan offers 1GB of data and 300 minutes of incoming and outgoing calls. No free SMS is included, and each SMS is charged at Rs 15.

 

  1. Rs 2,659 IR Plan: This plan comes with 4GB of data, unlimited incoming calls, and 120 outgoing minutes. However, no SMS service is included in this plan.

 

  1. Rs 3,495 IR Plan: Providing unlimited incoming calls and 120 outgoing minutes, this plan includes 7GB of data. Outgoing calls after the quota are charged at Rs 3 per minute, and data usage is charged at Rs 1 per MB.

 

  1. Rs 5,195 IR Plan: With 14 days of validity, this plan offers unlimited data, incoming, and outgoing calls. However, no free SMS is included, and each SMS is charged at Rs 15.

 

 

Comparing the Plans:

 

Reliance Jio's international roaming plans stand out due to their diverse options catering to different requirements and budget considerations. The inclusion of Wi-Fi calling across various plans also adds an additional advantage, allowing customers to stay connected without incurring extra charges.

 

Airtel's plans, while offering some competitive options, might not match the variety provided by Reliance Jio. However, they could be suitable for users with specific needs, such as those requiring long-term validity.

 

Vodafone-Idea's offerings appear relatively limited compared to both Reliance Jio and Airtel, with fewer options for data-heavy users and fewer included services like SMS.

 

In conclusion, travellers now have various international roaming plans depending on their needs and preferences. Evaluating the specific requirements and considering factors like data usage, calling minutes, and Wi-Fi calling support is crucial before deciding.